Sweet Louise wins Computerworld Awards

The 2007 Computerworld Excellence Awards were announced on 27 July 2007 with the Louise Perkins Foundation receving the top award in the Not-for-Profit Organisation category.

The Foundation, which is known publicly as Sweet Louise, offers a whole suite of practical help and restorative therapies, helping women with breast cancer to lead more positive lives. It’s services were launched in October 2006.

To assist with administration of the Foundation a comprehensive web-based system was designed and purpose built. The system  delivers information and voucher based services, along side  accounting and communication packages to provide a single enterprise wide system. It basically allows the organisation to run a ‘virtual ‘ office.

According to a recent ComputerWorld article (“Not-for-profit bodies offer a different kind of ICT support” 29 June 2007), the system “is very intuitive, requiring only a small amount of training for support coordinators. What’s more, Sweet Louise saves the foundation over $100,000 a year on costs associated with premises, services, equipment and staff.”

It’s been suggested that the software could be adopted by other not-for-profit organisations.

Other finalists were:

  • Youthline Online Roster Application, or YORA, developed and run by Youthline
  • Benecura online application for tracking all aspects of CCS’s activities.